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Patient Instructions

Dr. Lowe’s Pre-Operative Instructions for AUS surgery

Questions to ask your surgeon prior to male sling (Virtue, Advance) or Artificial Urinary Sphincter surgery

  1. How many slings or artificial sphincters have you done over the last 3-4 years?  How many do you typically do per year?
  2. What type of device do you think is best for me?
  3. Are there other options I should consider prior to surgery?
  4. What training have you received regarding placement of male slings or artificial sphincters?
  5. Will I need to stay in the hospital overnight?
  6. Will I need to keep a catheter in following surgery?
  7. When should I expect to stop leaking?  Will I be completely dry following surgery (typically we cannot guarantee being completely dry, but important to have a clear expectation)?


AUS= artificial urinary sphincter 

It is important that patients do not eat or drink anything, even coffee or water, starting at midnight the night before artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) surgery. However, all medications can be taken with a sip of water.

Please stay on low dose aspirin prior to surgery.

Please arrive at the surgery center two hours before your scheduled surgery time. If your scheduled surgery time is the first of the day, please arrive at 6:00am.

This procedure can be done safely with one to two small incisions in about one hour and normally requires a 24 hour hospital stay. Incisions will be located just above the penis and over the perineum (figure B), the area between the anus and scrotum. 

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For more information, and to see stories of men who have had this treatment, visit www.MaleContinence.com.

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OhioHealth Urology Physicians
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Bing Cancer Center
500 Thomas Lane, Suite 3G
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Phone: (614) 788-2870
Fax: (614) 533-0177
 
 

OhioHealth Urology Physicians
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Bing Cancer Center

500 Thomas Lane, Suite 3G
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Phone: (614) 788-2870
Fax: (614) 533-0177